Semester ticket

As enrolled students of JGU Mainz you will receive a semester ticket.

The ticket in the form of your current student identity card in combination with an official photo identity card or a foreign passport is your ticket for public transport.

IMPORTANT: The ticket must not be laminated!

Students in Germersheim (FB 06) please note the information below.

symbol image bus train tram How do I get to Koblenz for free? What do I have to do if I want to travel outside the ticket area?
For this purpose, we have created a separate page where we answer such questions so that you can make the best use of your semester ticket:
Tips for using the semester ticket

When and where is the semester ticket valid?

When is the ticket valid?

The semester ticket is valid:

  • for the summer semester from 1 April to 30 September,
  • for the winter semester  from 1 October to 31 March

Where is the ticket valid?

Map of the semester ticket areaClick on the image to enlarge the map
The semester ticket is valid:
  • on the city buses and trams in Mainz and Wiesbaden (Mainzer Mobilität and ESWE Verkehr),
  • on the entire network of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV),
  • on the entire network of the Rhein-Nahe-Nahverkehrsverbund (RNN),
  • in the transition area from RMV to VRN (for more details click here),
  • in the transition area Alzey/Worms of the RNN (for more details click here), and
  • in regional traffic on the railroad line on the left side of the Rhine between Bingen Hbf via Bacharach and Boppard to Koblenz Hbf (but not in the city area of Koblenz).

IMPORTANT: On the railroad line between Bingen Hbf via Bacharach and Koblenz Hbf, only local trains may be used (not IC, EC and ICE).

A general map of the area of validity can be found here: general map. Alternatively, you can click on the map on the left.

A description of the transition areas can be found here: Transitional areas in which the semester ticket is valid

Pilot project Digital semester ticket

Starting with the winter semester 2021/22, the digital semester ticket will be introduced for M.Ed. students on a trial basis. For this purpose, the Student Services sent out a first information mail to all M.Ed. students at the beginning of August.

Yet, of course, you still have questions like:

  • How does the ticket control work if I do not have data reception at the moment?
  • What if my battery dies during the check?
  • How does the refund work with a digital semester ticket?

We answer these questions here: Pilot project Digital semester ticket

What to do, if...

...you want to travel out of the semester ticket area

We have created an info page for you. You can find it here: If you want to travel out of the semester ticket area.

There you will also find information about the "VRN-Anschluss-Semester-Tickets" (VRN connection semester tickets).

...you lost the semester ticket

If you have lost your semester ticket, you will find detailed information from JGU Mainz on how to proceed here (in German).

...you have not received your semester ticket yet

If you have paid the semester fee but have not yet received a semester ticket, please contact the Student Services. Contact details can be found here: Student Services

FAQ about the semester ticket

Using the semester ticket

The semester ticket has an imprint that is only visible under special light. This allows ticket inspectors to check the authenticity of the semester ticket. However, this only works if the ticket is not laminated, covered with foil or similar.

Question about the semester ticket area

You can get to Koblenz main station with the semester ticket via the left side of the Rhine (via Bingen and Bacharach). However, the local transport in Koblenz is not part of the semester ticket.

You can find further information here: How to get from Mainz to Koblenz for free?

Other questions

If you have lost your semester ticket, you can find detailed information from JGU Mainz on how to proceed here: What to do if you have lost your semester ticket (in German)
If you have paid the semester fee but have not yet received a semester ticket, please contact the Student Services. You can find the contact details here: Studierendenservice

Costs of the semester ticket

For this ticket you all pay a flat rate per semester, which is included in the semester fee to be paid. The conditions of the semester ticket share are negotiated by the Department of University Politics with the transport associations.

Your semester fee of € 326.11 for the summer semester 2021 is made up as follows:

€ 2.00 for the statutory tasks of the student assistance fund
€ 1.60 for the statutory tasks of the Student Sports Committee
€ 215.41 for the financing of the student licence for public transport (semester ticket)
€ 13.10 for the other statutory tasks of the Student Body
€ 94.00 contribution to the Studierendenwerk
Σ € 326.11 Semester fee in summer semester 2021

Information for students in Germersheim

Students in Germersheim (FB 06: Department of Translation, Linguistics and Cultural Studies) have a different semester ticket than students in Mainz. Information about the semester ticket in Germersheim can be found here: Semester ticket in Germersheim (in German)

The General Students' Commitee (AStA) in Germersheim is responsible for the interests of the students there. This also applies to all matters concerning the semester ticket there. Therefore, we ask you to contact them if necessary. Here you can find the contact details of the AStA in Germersheim (in German).